Pakistan to buy eight submarines from China: Report

Pakistan will buy eight submarines from China in a multi-billion dollar deal that will boost Pakistani navy's maritime capabilities, media reported on Friday.

India to soon float tenders for six new submarines for navy

 India will soon float a tender -- potentially worth Rs.60,000 crore -- to build six advanced submarines for the navy for which six firms, including Larsen & Toubro, Pipavav Defence and the state-run Mazagon dockyard, are in he fray, informed sources said on Sunday.

Ex-US Prez Carter had brush with death twice during Navy days

During his early days in the navy, there were two occasions when former US President Jimmy Carter nearly lost his life while serving on submarines, he reveals in his memoir.

Indian Navy to invite tenders for six conventional submarines soon

The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders for building six conventional submarines after a high-level committee of the Defence Ministry submitted its report identifying shipyards capable of executing the about Rs 60,000 crore project.

Sweden offers India collaboration on fighters and submarines

Sweden has offered to collaborate with India on production of light combat aircraft in the country along with state-of-the-art submarines as part of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.

North Korea says test-fired submarine-launched ballistic missile
North Korea says test-fired submarine-launched ballistic missile

 North Korea said Saturday it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- a technology that could eventually offer the nuclear-armed state a survivable second-strike capability.

Defence Committee Report on shipyards for P75-I Project this month

The high-level committee of the Defence Ministry, which will identify shipyards capable of building country's next six conventional submarines under a Rs 50,000-crore scheme, will submit its report by this month end.

Pakistan set to buy eight submarines from China

Pakistan is set to purchase eight submarines from China in a nearly USD 5 billion deal, in what is likely to be the biggest arms export deal for the Chinese.

German firm to offer Type 214 vessel for submarines project

Eyeing the Rs 50,000 crore project of Indian Navy for six submarines, German defence major TKMS will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel and is in talks with leading shipyards in the country for a tie-up.

Fresh drone flight over sensitive French military site

A drone has been spotted over a sensitive military site south-west of Paris, a source close to the enquiry said on Sunday, the latest in a series of overflights that has stumped authorities.

Malaysian court upholds death penalty for policemen

 Malaysia`s Federal Court Tuesday upheld the conviction and death sentence of two policemen for murdering a Mongolian model in 2006, a case that is linked to the country`s purchase of two submarines from France.

Australia yet to decide on submarine fleet plan: Ministry

 Australia is in talks with Japan and others on the design and production of its new submarines, the defence department said Tuesday, but did not confirm reports the two nations would jointly build the fleet.

Japan proposes joint work on Australia sub fleet: Report

 Japan is proposing jointly building Australia`s new submarines, instead of exporting a new fleet, a report said Monday, after concerns in Canberra over the effect on the domestic ship-building industry.

Clear-cut policy next month on engaging arms representatives: Manohar Parrikar
Clear-cut policy next month on engaging arms representatives: Manohar Parrikar

Indigenous production of submarines for the Indian Navy has been delayed due to infrastructural constraints, problems relating to absorption of new technologies and import of warship-grade steel, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Scorpene submarines to have system to stay longer under water

An indigenously-developed propulsion system that will allow Scorpene submarines to stay underwater for longer period is in final stages of development and trials could be held from March next year.

Chinese submarine halts in Colombo on way to Somalia

China today described as "common practice" one of its submarines using Colombo port in Sri Lanka as a halt on way to join the PLA's naval anti-piracy escort missions in Somalia.

Emphasis on indigenisation, says Navy Chief Admiral Dhowan

Strongly pitching for indigenisation of warships and submarines, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan on Thursday said the future of Indian Navy is firmly anchored on indigenisation and the force has transformed from "Buyers Navy" to "Builder's Navy" after relentless efforts.

Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6000-cr tender for Light Utility Helicopters

Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs 6,000 crore to procure 197 light utility helicopters for Army and Air Force to replace the vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers used to move troops and equipment to high altitude locations like Siachen.

New system lets submarines see up through water`s surface

A submarine`s presence can be given away by its periscope protruding through the surface of the water, but a new system can allow an underwater camera to look up through the surface from below.

`Defence Ministry had warned PMO about poor conditions of submarines`

A day after two Indian officers on INS Sindhuratna submarine lost their lives in an accident, a confidential report by Defence Ministry has reportedly revealed that it had already warned the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) about the poor conditions of several submarines.